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New deans appointed at DU’s two largest academic divisions

The University of Denver’s nationally ranked Daniels College of Business and division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) will have new leadership beginning this summer. Chancellor Robert Coombe announced May 5 thatChristine Riordan has been hired to lead Daniels and Anne McCall will lead Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Riordan currently is the associate dean for external relations and a professor and holder of the Luther Henderson Chair of Leadership in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, which holds numerous national rankings.

McCall is the associate dean in the School of Liberal Arts and associate professor in the Department of French and Italian at Tulane University.

“Christine Riordan and Anne McCall are extraordinarily capable people with very impressive backgrounds and demonstrate the kinds of leaders the University of Denver can attract,” says Coombe. “Both are forward-thinking scholars who will take their respective divisions to a higher level in the coming years.”

Together, Daniels and AHSS account for nearly 45 percent of DU’s total enrollment.

The Daniels College of Business has 874 graduate and 2,356 undergraduate students enrolled in its programs, and is the largest academic division at the University. The college is recognized as one of the top seven schools in the world for producing graduates with high ethical standards (according to The Wall Street Journal) and is ranked among the top business schools in the world by leading business publications and surveys that include Business Week and Beyond Grey Pinstripes.

In 2008, it celebrates its 100th anniversary; it is among the first business colleges founded in the U.S.

In AHSS there are 319 graduate and 1,326 undergraduate students. The divisions have 15 departments and schools, including highly regarded programs in English, history, psychology and music.

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